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Giant owl photographed at Carrizo Springs


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#1    Saru

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

A picture showing two men holding up a huge owl has been circulating forums and social media sites.

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The legend of the "Lechuza" has been told in this area for years. Now, a recent picture has sparked a discussion about whether the picture is real.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

Is it real? That's the question. If it is that's one big old owl, and a white one at that.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

My first thought is "those wings would be too heave for those men to hold like that without the feather theyr,re holding getting plucked".

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:05 AM

Body/skeleton/carcass?

That is my question.

Until those are shown or comfirmed then in my opinion it's fake. Anyway with half a brian would have kept it to prove it.

Also if it is real I can't see the point of it, why would nature do that? So if it is real, it has to be a lab experiment. lol

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

I bet it's something to do with the Illuminati.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

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Also if it is real I can't see the point of it, why would nature do that? So if it is real, it has to be a lab experiment. lol

Gigantizm does happen in all species.......look at Andre the Giant......you don't see many like him unless they play round ball. I want to see if it turns out to be real as well. What strikes me as odd is it's not only extremely large but an albino to boot.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 15 July 2012 - 09:37 AM, said:

My first thought is "those wings would be too heave for those men to hold like that without the feather theyr,re holding getting plucked".

View PostCoffey, on 15 July 2012 - 10:05 AM, said:

Body/skeleton/carcass?

That is my question.

Until those are shown or comfirmed then in my opinion it's fake. Anyway with half a brian would have kept it to prove it.

Also if it is real I can't see the point of it, why would nature do that? So if it is real, it has to be a lab experiment. lol

birds are light even owls are light. because there bones are hollow i believe i heard that from someone.

also nature had dinos and allagators too. seeing a giant owl must be very rare. but if you can get a real one i would send it to the nearst zoo. it might eat the other owls but at least they got a giant owl.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

The picture isn't exactly spectacular -_- I usually hate seeing this comment on youtube, but its worthy of being used here: Was this taken on a potato?


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

meh, its pretty big.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

Here's a little thread I found about it on a Texas hunting site.

A guy does a photo analysis down the page a bit.

Looks pretty fake to me.

http://discussions.t...ad.php?t=298799

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:21 PM

Looks fake to me as well.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

It's a barn owl. max wingspan 3 feet and that would be an exceptionally large bird. Shopped for sure.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:03 PM

I think it is photo shopped.  The picture doesn't look right. It looks like a barn owl which I think are protected. :hmm:

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

What a great photograph to digest while my stomach digests its apple pie and ice cream. Thanks Saru. :tu:

View PostRafterman, on 15 July 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:

Here's a little thread I found about it on a Texas hunting site.

A guy does a photo analysis down the page a bit.

Looks pretty fake to me.

http://discussions.t...ad.php?t=298799

I wouldn't rule out Photoshop use, but without a good quality version of the photo to examine, discrepancies could be down to just quality loss when saving rather than image manipulation. The analysis in the link you posted seems to point out these discrepancies, and could well be spot on. but the comment about the man in the jacket removed the guys credibility for me.

The comments about the way the Owl is being held are more relevant to me. I agree that holding this animal by the tips of it wing feathers would not be the way to go. This would suggest some kind of image manipulation, forced perspective or just that something is a miss.

Finally you have the information of Laura Hatton (local Petland owner). I am not sure how qualified she is on the subject, but I bet she is more knowledgeable than myself. she say's...

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Hatton says it looks like a barn owl but is way too large. She says it's really hard to determine the exact species by the undercarriage. By looking at the picture, she says it's hard to tell if it is indeed real or fake.
"The head is really out of focus so it makes you wonder about photo shop. But the wings itself look like a barn owl."

One thing Hatton says doesn't add up is the size of the bird.
"The size doesn't make any sense for the species of an owl because even the largest...a great horned owl doesn't look anything like it and it's still way smaller."

This is a local woman with 'experience' with animals, she cannot identify the owl as its colour would suggest a smaller species. This combined with the earlier points will lead me to actually stick my neck out and say....

Its a fake.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

View PostCoffey, on 15 July 2012 - 10:05 AM, said:

Body/skeleton/carcass?

That is my question.

Until those are shown or comfirmed then in my opinion it's fake. Anyway with half a brian would have kept it to prove it.

Also if it is real I can't see the point of it, why would nature do that? So if it is real, it has to be a lab experiment. lol

There isn't going to be any carcass.  It was stolen by the Giant Mutant Owl community to "protect the species".  :rolleyes:  I guess it turns out that the Giant Owls are actually in league with Bigfoots all over and the Bigfoot lobbyists leaned hard on the Owl supporters because they were afraid of the consequences of a Giant Owl undergoing scientific scrutiny.

Its really amazing when you think about it......I'd think that the Footers would have their hands full confiscating and burying all their own dead bigfoots to keep science from ever verifying its existence.  :D

Edited by orangepeaceful79, 15 July 2012 - 03:36 PM.





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